June 2011 Archives

RT @alexagranovsky: @akalsey Reminds me of one of my favorite Dilberts ever http://goo.gl/AZC8J
RT @alexagranovsky: @akalsey Reminds me of one of my favorite Dilberts ever http://goo.gl/AZC8J Jun 29,...
June 29, 2011 - 20 words,

Told his code already meets a new requirement, a dev said, "it's so advanced it even knows requirements before they show up. I'm Doc Brown!"
Told his code already meets a new requirement, a dev said, "it’s so advanced it...
June 29, 2011 - 32 words,

In times of crisis, brutal honesty with your customers is the only way to go.
In times of crisis, brutal honesty with your customers is the only way to go....
June 29, 2011 - 22 words,

All the redundant connections in the world don't help when a major fiber line gets cut and takes down lots of carriers at once.
All the redundant connections in the world don’t help when a major fiber line gets...
June 29, 2011 - 31 words,

Hey @rivercats Sacramento is home to a lot of great breweries. Why aren't any local beers served at Raley Field?
Hey @rivercats Sacramento is home to a lot of great breweries. Why aren’t any local...
June 28, 2011 - 27 words,

I need about 60 empty beer bottles to in about 3 weeks to bottle my first homebrew batch. I'd better get cracking.
I need about 60 empty beer bottles to in about 3 weeks to bottle my...
June 28, 2011 - 29 words,

Did Roger Clemens kick this suit off because he wanted more news headlines with "Roger Clemens" and "steroids" in them? http://ow.ly/5sxUy
Did Roger Clemens kick this suit off because he wanted more news headlines with "Roger...
June 28, 2011 - 28 words,

Dodgers selling for $150 million? I would have thought an MLB team was a lot more than that. Means my lifelong dream is more attainable.
Dodgers selling for $150 million? I would have thought an MLB team was a lot...
June 28, 2011 - 32 words,

"The UI is very intuitive. It looks just like Windows or Outlook." Perhaps you should hire a UI designer, so your UI doesn't suck, too.
"The UI is very intuitive. It looks just like Windows or Outlook." Perhaps you should...
June 28, 2011 - 32 words,

Renewing my swath of domain names this morning, only to discover that every page of the @Namecheap web site is throwing a 500 error.
Renewing my swath of domain names this morning, only to discover that every page of...
June 27, 2011 - 31 words,

Daily Reading from June 26, 2011
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. * [For GILD, a good programmer shouldn’t be...
June 26, 2011 - 60 words,

I'm seeing lots of @pheedo ads in RSS feeds and dlvr.it links in Tweets recently. Glad to see the company I helped found doing well.
I’m seeing lots of @pheedo ads in RSS feeds and dlvr.it links in Tweets recently....
June 25, 2011 - 32 words,

Peets has two drinks: "Vanilla Freddo" (without coffee) & "Vanilla Caffe Freddo" (with). Oddly, ordering "Vanilla Freddo" gets you coffee.
Peets has two drinks: "Vanilla Freddo" (without coffee) & "Vanilla Caffe Freddo" (with). Oddly, ordering...
June 25, 2011 - 27 words,

Note to the mother of the 3-year old: After spending the afternoon shopping, "I'm going to take you home" isn't much of a threat.
Note to the mother of the 3-year old: After spending the afternoon shopping, "I’m going...
June 25, 2011 - 31 words,

Being part of a community is certainly harder than throwing money at it from afar, but is infinitely more rewarding in all sorts of ways.
Being part of a community is certainly harder than throwing money at it from afar,...
June 25, 2011 - 32 words,

Lesson reinforced from @Tropo events going this weekend: throwing money at a community is no substitute for being a passionate member of it.
Lesson reinforced from @Tropo events going this weekend: throwing money at a community is no...
June 25, 2011 - 30 words,

Zack is discovering that looking for a job is hard work. http://t.co/diZqHWT
Zack is discovering that looking for a job is hard work. http://t.co/diZqHWT Jun 25, 2011...
June 25, 2011 - 19 words,

So far the play in the Earthquakes vs Galaxy game resembles a U8 game. Nothing but scrums in the box and balls cleared over the touchline.
So far the play in the Earthquakes vs Galaxy game resembles a U8 game. Nothing...
June 25, 2011 - 33 words,

Guy in the mall food court is either talking on bluetooth headset or is completely insane. Could go either way, really.
Guy in the mall food court is either talking on bluetooth headset or is completely...
June 25, 2011 - 28 words,

Filling out job apps is good job training for Zack. Provides experience in useless, repetitive tasks completed because some policy says so.
Filling out job apps is good job training for Zack. Provides experience in useless, repetitive...
June 25, 2011 - 29 words,

Also of note: American Eagle's application for retail sales flunkies is an 8 page tome. Life was simpler when I was a teenage jobseeker.
Also of note: American Eagle’s application for retail sales flunkies is an 8 page tome....
June 25, 2011 - 31 words,

Helping Zack fill out job applications. What planet do the people who design these live on? Middle name for references? Really?
Helping Zack fill out job applications. What planet do the people who design these live...
June 25, 2011 - 28 words,

Daily Reading from June 25, 2011
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. * [Listening to Customers is Hard, Hard, Hard...
June 25, 2011 - 374 words,

Lineup for #SFGiants includes only one hitter with an average over .250. Pathetic.
Lineup for #SFGiants includes only one hitter with an average over .250. Pathetic. Jun 24,...
June 24, 2011 - 20 words,

When I typed "son" on my iPhone, it capitalized it as "Son." My iPhone thinks I'm God.
When I typed "son" on my iPhone, it capitalized it as "Son." My iPhone thinks...
June 24, 2011 - 24 words,

Now in my son @tkalsey's room: http://ow.ly/i/drBh - This isn't going to turn out well.
Now in my son @tkalsey’s room: http://ow.ly/i/drBh - This isn’t going to turn out well....
June 24, 2011 - 22 words,

First visit from the ice cream man this year. I got an orange cream popsicle.
First visit from the ice cream man this year. I got an orange cream popsicle....
June 24, 2011 - 22 words,

Find your nearest brewer with @pintlabs and SMS or IM - http://ow.ly/5p7GQ
Find your nearest brewer with @pintlabs and SMS or IM - http://ow.ly/5p7GQ Jun 23, 2011...
June 23, 2011 - 19 words,

If that feat by @stratascale sounds impossible, that's because it is.
If that feat by @stratascale sounds impossible, that’s because it is. Jun 23, 2011 3...
June 23, 2011 - 18 words,

Fastest datacenter buildout ever? @stratascale starts a new DC 6 weeks ago & moves in today http://ow.ly/5p6Ro - 8 months ahead of schedule
Fastest datacenter buildout ever? @stratascale starts a new DC 6 weeks ago & moves in...
June 23, 2011 - 30 words,

Them: How much do you want to reduce your bill to? Me: I have no idea. What do I pay now?
Them: How much do you want to reduce your bill to? Me: I have no...
June 22, 2011 - 28 words,

Note for future: if you confess having no knowledge of current bill, bargaining position for negotiating a decreased monthly bill weakens.
Note for future: if you confess having no knowledge of current bill, bargaining position for...
June 22, 2011 - 28 words,

Called DirecTV about their new customer deal: "How long do I need to be a former customer before I'm considered a new one?" Got the deal.
Called DirecTV about their new customer deal: "How long do I need to be a...
June 22, 2011 - 33 words,

Learn to use email, please. When someone sends out a company-wide announcement, don't reply to all with some note of congratulations.
Learn to use email, please. When someone sends out a company-wide announcement, don’t reply to...
June 21, 2011 - 28 words,

Tired of "turn off electronic devices" on airplanes. If a plane's communications is so fragile my Kindle can bring it down, we're screwed.
Tired of "turn off electronic devices" on airplanes. If a plane’s communications is so fragile...
June 20, 2011 - 30 words,

A @tropo powered people finder app from Random Hacks of Kindness gets a mention in the Google blog: http://ow.ly/5mbip
A @tropo powered people finder app from Random Hacks of Kindness gets a mention in...
June 20, 2011 - 26 words,

Just picked up my tickets for Drupalcon London. We'll have a couple of tickets to give away. Follow @Tropo for details coming soon.
Just picked up my tickets for Drupalcon London. We’ll have a couple of tickets to...
June 19, 2011 - 30 words,

I just bought a home brew kit. I blame @dkworldwide and @bhsalazar for dragging me into the madness.
I just bought a home brew kit. I blame @dkworldwide and @bhsalazar for dragging me...
June 19, 2011 - 25 words,

Jim Carey and Kevin James are working on a joint sequel to their penguin and zoo movies. It's called "Where Did My Career Go?"
Jim Carey and Kevin James are working on a joint sequel to their penguin and...
June 19, 2011 - 31 words,

A cigar, a nice IPA, and the Giants for father's day. http://t.co/J2RcGgg
A cigar, a nice IPA, and the Giants for father’s day. http://t.co/J2RcGgg Jun 19, 2011...
June 19, 2011 - 19 words,

Poll - what's uglier: A's yellow jerseys or te #SFGiants orange ones?
Poll - what’s uglier: A’s yellow jerseys or te #SFGiants orange ones? Jun 17, 2011...
June 17, 2011 - 19 words,

Is there a mute button that just shuts up Bip Roberts? #sfgiants
Is there a mute button that just shuts up Bip Roberts? #sfgiants Jun 17, 2011...
June 17, 2011 - 19 words,

Hit TV idea: Game show featuring singing, dancing, space alien homicide detectives that work in a hospital. One gets voted out each week.
Hit TV idea: Game show featuring singing, dancing, space alien homicide detectives that work in...
June 17, 2011 - 30 words,

Daily Reading from June 17, 2011
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. * [Jeff Bezos On Innovation: Stubborn On Vision;...
June 17, 2011 - 18 words,

And the gamification of group buying sports ads company wins the first half.
And the gamification of group buying sports ads company wins the first half. Jun 15,...
June 15, 2011 - 20 words,

They also get the highest rating so far from the VC panel. So what do I know.
They also get the highest rating so far from the VC panel. So what do...
June 15, 2011 - 24 words,

Oh, they have viral, too. With patents.
Oh, they have viral, too. With patents. Jun 15, 2011 6 :03 via Twitter...
June 15, 2011 - 14 words,

An ad-supported, affiliate-powered iPhone app that is the gamification of... games. With group buying. Who invited the Onion to #Founders?
An ad-supported, affiliate-powered iPhone app that is the gamification of... games. With group buying. Who...
June 15, 2011 - 27 words,

Founder Showcase tonight in SF is sold out, but @Tropo has a free ticket available. RT to win it.
Founder Showcase tonight in SF is sold out, but @Tropo has a free ticket available....
June 15, 2011 - 26 words,

Found free street parking in San Francisco, a block from my lunch event. And it's in the shade. It's the little things that make my day.
Found free street parking in San Francisco, a block from my lunch event. And it’s...
June 15, 2011 - 33 words,

RT @cherikalsey: @akalsey Astronomical.
RT @cherikalsey: @akalsey Astronomical. Jun 14, 2011 1 :03 via Twitter...
June 14, 2011 - 11 words,

Ad offering me a rebate of "30% of the retail cost of the Solar System" - what would the property taxes be on all the planets?
Ad offering me a rebate of "30% of the retail cost of the Solar System"...
June 14, 2011 - 33 words,

A couple sitting at coffee with calendars spread out is planning out which parent their daughter stays with each week throughout the summer.
A couple sitting at coffee with calendars spread out is planning out which parent their...
June 14, 2011 - 30 words,

DirecTV seems to have replaced ESPN with the Derek Jeter Channel.
DirecTV seems to have replaced ESPN with the Derek Jeter Channel. Jun 13, 2011 6...
June 13, 2011 - 18 words,

Spam that offers to sell me targeted email lists always makes me laugh.
Spam that offers to sell me targeted email lists always makes me laugh. Jun 13,...
June 13, 2011 - 20 words,

I hear there was a basketball game tonight.
I hear there was a basketball game tonight. Jun 12, 2011 9 :17 via Twitter...
June 12, 2011 - 15 words,

RT @ChicagoCTO: What data are we missing? What vital signs would you most like to see from the City of Chicago?
RT @ChicagoCTO: What data are we missing? What vital signs would you most like to...
June 12, 2011 - 28 words,

Speakers you can use "inside your horse." http://t.co/t2FXBw3 Find me some I can use inside a tauntaun to entertain me when lost on Hoth.
Speakers you can use "inside your horse." http://t.co/t2FXBw3 Find me some I can use inside...
June 12, 2011 - 31 words,

What an evening. Giants, tri tip, and a local Zin out in the backyard. http://t.co/RE2DNVo
What an evening. Giants, tri tip, and a local Zin out in the backyard. http://t.co/RE2DNVo...
June 12, 2011 - 22 words,

If high school guidance counsellors are so good at planning careers, how'd they end up as guidance counsellors?
If high school guidance counsellors are so good at planning careers, how’d they end up...
June 12, 2011 - 25 words,

There's a hornet trapped in a spider web in my garage. Watched it kill one spider, now it's battling another.
There’s a hornet trapped in a spider web in my garage. Watched it kill one...
June 12, 2011 - 27 words,

RT @joindin: Didn't make it to php|tek hackathon this year? Check out some pics from @akrabat: http://bit.ly/jfOCJ5
RT @joindin: Didn’t make it to php|tek hackathon this year? Check out some pics from...
June 12, 2011 - 24 words,

I didn't think I frequented the Chinese restaurant by my house THAT much. When I walked in, the girl at the counter greeted me by name.
I didn’t think I frequented the Chinese restaurant by my house THAT much. When I...
June 11, 2011 - 33 words,

Whole Foods on Arden has Pliny the Elder!
Whole Foods on Arden has Pliny the Elder! Jun 11, 2011 2 :22 via Twitter...
June 11, 2011 - 15 words,

Just umpired for the first time in nearly 18 months. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy this.
Just umpired for the first time in nearly 18 months. I’d forgotten how much I...
June 11, 2011 - 24 words,

Ah, public schools. Email: "...calling to notify you that on 6/10/2011, your child, Taylor,was absent for, 5." Five what? Nice punctuation.
Ah, public schools. Email: "...calling to notify you that on 6/10/2011, your child, Taylor,was absent...
June 10, 2011 - 28 words,

What passes for business news here. Celeb son plays semi-pro football. RT @Sacbiz Actor's son returns to Mountain Lions lineup. ow.ly/5e37U
What passes for business news here. Celeb son plays semi-pro football. RT @Sacbiz Actor’s son...
June 9, 2011 - 28 words,

When I see that someone is the Foursquare Mayor of an airport, I feel sad for them.
When I see that someone is the Foursquare Mayor of an airport, I feel sad...
June 9, 2011 - 24 words,

Finally home, and no travel planned for 6 weeks. May was a brutal travel schedule.
Finally home, and no travel planned for 6 weeks. May was a brutal travel schedule....
June 9, 2011 - 22 words,

Benefiting from other's misery. Someone from the full first class cabin was delayed by weather coming in. Guess who's atop the upgrade list?
Benefiting from other’s misery. Someone from the full first class cabin was delayed by weather...
June 9, 2011 - 30 words,

Airport concourses should have slow lanes. #lateformyconnection
Airport concourses should have slow lanes. #lateformyconnection Jun 9, 2011 8 :44 via Twitter...
June 9, 2011 - 14 words,

Goodbye Raleigh. It's been fun.
Goodbye Raleigh. It’s been fun. Jun 9, 2011 3 :04 via Twitter...
June 8, 2011 - 12 words,

Speaking about @Tropo at @tripug in a few minutes http://t.co/7vGODir
Speaking about @Tropo at @tripug in a few minutes http://t.co/7vGODir Jun 8, 2011 3 :13...
June 8, 2011 - 17 words,

In Raleigh, a red light means 3 more cars get to go through the intersection.
In Raleigh, a red light means 3 more cars get to go through the intersection....
June 8, 2011 - 22 words,

Nice real-world UX at my hotel. There is always an elevator waiting with doors open on the ground floor.
Nice real-world UX at my hotel. There is always an elevator waiting with doors open...
June 8, 2011 - 26 words,

This parking garage was designed by Escher.
This parking garage was designed by Escher. Jun 8, 2011 9 :15 via Twitter...
June 8, 2011 - 14 words,

Fellow frequent traveler: When watching TV or a movie, does anyone else try and figure out the airport the scenes are shot in?
Fellow frequent traveler: When watching TV or a movie, does anyone else try and figure...
June 7, 2011 - 30 words,

A nice touch: my hotel leaves a microwave popcorn package in the room each day.
A nice touch: my hotel leaves a microwave popcorn package in the room each day....
June 7, 2011 - 22 words,

Fat Daddy's hasn't changed in 20 years. It's identical to how I remember it. http://t.co/tbQXeje
Fat Daddy’s hasn’t changed in 20 years. It’s identical to how I remember it. http://t.co/tbQXeje...
June 6, 2011 - 22 words,

My first job was here. Called Cody's back then. http://t.co/FrDyzIe
My first job was here. Called Cody’s back then. http://t.co/FrDyzIe Jun 6, 2011 3 :55...
June 6, 2011 - 17 words,

I had the brilliant idea to take this conference call from the hotel poolside. Found someone down there jackhammering out old fence posts.
I had the brilliant idea to take this conference call from the hotel poolside. Found...
June 6, 2011 - 30 words,

A favorite place to eat in Raleigh was always Fat Daddy's. http://ow.ly/5batc Glad to see they're still around. Going tonight.
A favorite place to eat in Raleigh was always Fat Daddy’s. http://ow.ly/5batc Glad to see...
June 6, 2011 - 27 words,

Only in minor league baseball: a dog just ran the bases. He scored the winning run.
Only in minor league baseball: a dog just ran the bases. He scored the winning...
June 5, 2011 - 23 words,

This is my second @durhambulls game. First was 20+ years ago when they were an A-ball team. Seen bigger HS stadiums than that old park.
This is my second @durhambulls game. First was 20+ years ago when they were an...
June 5, 2011 - 32 words,

From the smell, I think the @durhambulls have an actual bull around here somewhere.
From the smell, I think the @durhambulls have an actual bull around here somewhere. Jun...
June 5, 2011 - 21 words,

Awesome. @SFGiants Lincecum jersey spotted at @durhambulls game.
Awesome. @SFGiants Lincecum jersey spotted at @durhambulls game. Jun 5, 2011 4 :13 via Twitter...
June 5, 2011 - 15 words,

Odd that the @durhambulls stadium is designed to resemble Fenway. Even have a "Blue Monster." They're a Rays affiliate. http://t.co/KG0nUJ3
Odd that the @durhambulls stadium is designed to resemble Fenway. Even have a "Blue Monster."...
June 5, 2011 - 27 words,

It's a little weird being in Raleigh. I lived here 21 years ago, but haven't been back since. Lost contact with almost all my local friends.
It’s a little weird being in Raleigh. I lived here 21 years ago, but haven’t...
June 5, 2011 - 33 words,

Hah! @durhambulls 2nd baseman Carter has Justin Bieber as his walk up music. I hope that's intended to be ironic.
Hah! @durhambulls 2nd baseman Carter has Justin Bieber as his walk up music. I hope...
June 5, 2011 - 27 words,

At a @durhambulls game thanks to @trianglestartup weekend. Love going to a ballgame in cities I visit. http://t.co/ulAZOrh
At a @durhambulls game thanks to @trianglestartup weekend. Love going to a ballgame in cities...
June 5, 2011 - 25 words,

Startup weekend needed a speaker timer. http://t.co/jnb3AmD
Startup weekend needed a speaker timer. http://t.co/jnb3AmD Jun 5, 2011 1 :56 via Twitter...
June 5, 2011 - 14 words,

Last guy on stage kept saying "next slide" as he pushed the button on the remote to move to the next slide.
Last guy on stage kept saying "next slide" as he pushed the button on the...
June 5, 2011 - 29 words,

Hey, look what shirt this Startup Weekend demo presenter is wearing: http://t.co/Mp6hIbB
Hey, look what shirt this Startup Weekend demo presenter is wearing: http://t.co/Mp6hIbB Jun 5, 2011...
June 5, 2011 - 19 words,

I'm osting a session later at #ccral on holding effective app contests and hackathons.
I’m osting a session later at #ccral on holding effective app contests and hackathons. Jun...
June 4, 2011 - 21 words,

Developer evangelists should be decent public speakers. Especially when the come from tech behemoths. This guy is murdering his OGDI talk.
Developer evangelists should be decent public speakers. Especially when the come from tech behemoths. This...
June 4, 2011 - 28 words,

Great crowd at CityCamp Raleigh. Some very nice sessions emerging. #ccral http://t.co/cc6UXSF
Great crowd at CityCamp Raleigh. Some very nice sessions emerging. #ccral http://t.co/cc6UXSF Jun 4, 2011...
June 4, 2011 - 19 words,

Tropo shirts in Raleigh. http://t.co/BUMkcGz
Tropo shirts in Raleigh. http://t.co/BUMkcGz Jun 4, 2011 7 :19 via Twitter...
June 4, 2011 - 12 words,

Zack's car has been found! Undamaged and safe at home. Was parked in front of an abandoned house, and the neighbors called the police.
Zack’s car has been found! Undamaged and safe at home. Was parked in front of...
June 3, 2011 - 31 words,

let's see if we can get #tsasucks to trend.
let’s see if we can get #tsasucks to trend. Jun 3, 2011 12 :11 via...
June 3, 2011 - 16 words,

Stand in a long TSA line and find their electronic boarding pass scanner has no batteries. Have to go get a paper pass & stand in line again
Stand in a long TSA line and find their electronic boarding pass scanner has no...
June 3, 2011 - 35 words,

Only things belonging to taxis can enter here. http://t.co/fEzG7N0
Only things belonging to taxis can enter here. http://t.co/fEzG7N0 Jun 3, 2011 11 :56 via...
June 3, 2011 - 16 words,

Sony's account security must have been designed by the people who created their drm.
Sony’s account security must have been designed by the people who created their drm. Jun...
June 2, 2011 - 21 words,

Working on some notes for my #oscon presentation "Managing Open Source Releases of a Cloud Platform" http://ow.ly/58ZLl
Working on some notes for my #oscon presentation "Managing Open Source Releases of a Cloud...
June 2, 2011 - 24 words,

Woke up this morning to find Zack's truck missing. Stolen.
Woke up this morning to find Zack’s truck missing. Stolen. Jun 2, 2011 7 :39...
June 2, 2011 - 17 words,

Next time my wife is unhappy with me, I'm blaming it on rogue sales contractors.
Next time my wife is unhappy with me, I’m blaming it on rogue sales contractors....
June 1, 2011 - 22 words,

Created a @Tropo account while testing something and the autogenerated password was death.bumblebee. Awesome.
Created a @Tropo account while testing something and the autogenerated password was death.bumblebee. Awesome. Jun...
June 1, 2011 - 21 words,

Hail in California. In June. Thank you global warming.
Hail in California. In June. Thank you global warming. Jun 1, 2011 5 :22 via...
June 1, 2011 - 16 words,

One of the events I'll be at in Raleigh this weekend, CityCamp Raleigh http://ow.ly/586eZ
One of the events I’ll be at in Raleigh this weekend, CityCamp Raleigh http://ow.ly/586eZ Jun...
June 1, 2011 - 21 words,

There are a lot of stupid people in the world and most of them sent me an email this morning.
There are a lot of stupid people in the world and most of them sent...
June 1, 2011 - 27 words,

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